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How to Make the Taskbar Smaller on Windows 10 (2022)

How to Make the Taskbar Smaller on Windows 10 (2022)

How to Make the Taskbar Smaller on Windows 10 (2022)

How to Make the Taskbar Smaller on Windows 10 (2022)


Do you want to make your Taskbar smaller? then this article is for you

This article covers how to customize the size of the Windows 10 taskbar, reduce the size of its icons to produce a smaller taskbar, and hide it to free up the most screen real estate.



A huge taskbar takes up too much of the screen. Here’s how to get it back to its regular size:

  1. Unlock the taskbar if it’s currently locked. Do this by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting Lock the taskbar. No check mark means it’s unlocked.

    Note: Every instance of taskbars in a multi-monitor setup will be plural, such as Lock all taskbars.

  2. Click and hold the top of the taskbar where the desktop and taskbar meet. When the mouse hovers over this area, it should change to a double-sided arrow.

  3. Drag downward to make the taskbar smaller. Let go when it’s at the size you want (stopping at the bottom of the screen is the smallest it can be with this method).

    Note: At this point, you can lock the taskbar again by reversing step 1.


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The click-and-drag method will only go so far. If you want the Windows 10 taskbar to be even smaller, you have to edit its settings.

  1. Right-click the taskbar and chose Taskbar settings.

  2. Locate the Use small taskbar buttons option from the right pane and select the button next to it. The taskbar will immediately become noticeably smaller.


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